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Rich get richer: Bama lands blue-chip lineman, RB

University of Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Saban stands next to Coaches' Trophy after team beat Notre Dame in NCAA college football 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game in Fort Lauderdale AP

Eventually, Nick Saban‘s going to start recruiting NFL players to give up a life in the pros to come to Alabama for three years. Just for the challenge of it.

In the meantime, Saban is putting together another remarkable recruiting class fresh off his third BCS championship in four years. Earlier today, the Tide received a NLI from four-star defensive lineman and all-namer, Dee Linera former Auburn commit. This came just two days after linebacker Reuben Foster switched from the Tigers to the Tide.

This afternoon, Alabama got two more big commitments with four-star running back Alvin Kamara – Kamara now gives the Tide 500 elite running backs on roster — and five-star lineman A’Shawn Robinson. Kamara, listed at 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds, had offers from Georgia and Auburn, among many others. Robinson chose the Tide over in-state school Texas.

That brings the Tide to 25 commitments in the 2013 class, over half of whom are rated as a four or five-star prospect by Rivals.com.  Ole Miss may be the biggest Signing Day winner, but Alabama just keeps on doing its thing.

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9 Responses to “Rich get richer: Bama lands blue-chip lineman, RB”
  1. be4bama says: Feb 6, 2013 4:37 PM

    Hoping for one more……Roll Tide Vanderdoes.

  2. jason1214 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:37 PM

    And cue the cheating comments in…3….2….1…
    RTR

  3. barnesaintnoble says: Feb 6, 2013 4:40 PM

    I bet there are some nervous kids on the Alabama roster right about now. Miss an offseason workout? Off the team. Pull a hamstring? It’s a major injury son, you’ll have to take a medical scholarship. Or he’ll just get muscled into transferring and losing a year unless he goes down a level.

  4. bamasleeper13 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:44 PM

    ROLL TIDE!

  5. marcinhouston says: Feb 6, 2013 7:06 PM

    Sometimes if you get too good at recruiting you start to get the primadonnas, the players from all around the nation who were great against nobodies in high school but have big egos and want to go to the most dominant team so they won’t have to work harder to win at the next level. We see this with USC. We see this with free agents who go the Yankees. Alabama has had good recruiting since Saban got there, but at some height in the stratosphere there start to be diminishing returns.

  6. lesticles1983 says: Feb 6, 2013 7:20 PM

    Tar nation! Won’t y’all give it rest! Can we at least have L. Collins back?

  7. barnesaintnoble says: Feb 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    That is wishful thinking on your part. USC has Lane Kiffin for a coach, who is a primadonna with a large ego and was never really proven to be a good coach. (Not to mention USC underwent sanctions the past few years) Nick Saban, as much as I may disagree with his scholarship usage and signing practices, is the best coach in the nation with assistants who could be head coaches in any conference. Due to his success, he is probably a very intimidating/motivating figure to any young football player. Sure, he’ll get a few chumps that will be lazy, not watch film, lift weights and try to fall back on their athleticism and high school rankings. With all the talent on that roster those players will tumble down the depth chart, and when the new top 5 class comes in the next year, they won’t be heard from again.

  8. jason1214 says: Feb 6, 2013 9:31 PM

    @marcinhouston
    Really? you do realize pro players are MUCH harder to motivate once they get paid, right? 52-7, 2 SEC Titles & 3 BCS Titles seems to invalidate your argument. USC is a poor example,Kiffin is a joke, and for all the talent USC or even Texas for that matter gets, other programs do more with less.

  9. Deb says: Feb 6, 2013 9:48 PM

    @marcinhouston …

    ROFL … that was freaking brilliant! So well-written it didn’t even sound like sour grapes. Kudos!

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